Abstract

All-optical synchronization of 1064 nm pulses with femtosecond laser pulses at 794 nm is realized on the basis of continuous-wave laser seeded non-collinear optical parametric amplification, by using a CW laser at 632.8 nm as the seeded signal and intense frequency-doubled Ti:sapphire femtosecond laser at 396 nm as the pumping source. The generated background-free idler pulses at 1064 nm can be used as an accurately synchronized pump seed for the optical parametric amplification of ultra-broadband chirped Ti:sapphire laser pulses.

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2004

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, K. Wu, and E Wu, "Generation of accurately synchronized pump source for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B 79, 837-839 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Schlup, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, "Design of a sub-13-fs, multi-gigawatt chirped pulse optical parametric amplification system," Appl. Phys. B 79, 285-288 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. X. Leng, X. D. Yang, H. H. Lu, L. H. Lin, Z. Q. Zhang, R. X. Li, D. J. Yin, and Z. Z. Xu, "Temporal synchronization in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification laser system," Opt. Eng. 43, 2994-2997(2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum 74, 1-18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, "Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping," Opt. Eng. 42, 862-866 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

2000

1997

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Commun. 144,125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1985

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56,219-221(1985).
[CrossRef]

Allott, R. M.

Arisholm, G.

P. Schlup, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, "Design of a sub-13-fs, multi-gigawatt chirped pulse optical parametric amplification system," Appl. Phys. B 79, 285-288 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Backus, S.

S. Backus, C. G. DurfeeIII, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High power ultrafast lasers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207-1223(2002).
[CrossRef]

Baltuška, A.

Barty, C. P. J.

Biegert, J.

P. Schlup, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, "Design of a sub-13-fs, multi-gigawatt chirped pulse optical parametric amplification system," Appl. Phys. B 79, 285-288 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bonner, R. A.

Brown, C. G.

Butkus, R.

Cameron, S. M.

Cerullo, G.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum 74, 1-18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Collier, J. L.

I. N. Ross, J. L. Collier, P. Matousek, C. N. Danson, D. Neely, R. M. Allott, D. A. Pepler, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and K. Osvay: Appl. Generation of terawatt pulses by use of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Opt. 39, 2422-2427 (2000).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Commun. 144,125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Comaskey, B. J.

Danielius, R.

Danson, C. N.

De Silvestri, S.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum 74, 1-18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Durfee, C. G.

S. Backus, C. G. DurfeeIII, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High power ultrafast lasers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207-1223(2002).
[CrossRef]

Ebbers, C. A.

Forget, N.

Fuji, T.

Fujita, M.

S. K. Zhang, M. Fujita, M. Yamanaka, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Izawa, and C. Yamanaka, "Study of the stability of optical parametric amplification," Opt. Commun. 184, 451-455 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hauri, C. P.

P. Schlup, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, "Design of a sub-13-fs, multi-gigawatt chirped pulse optical parametric amplification system," Appl. Phys. B 79, 285-288 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

Holzwarth, R.

C. Y. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, and S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth1, A. Baltuška1, A. M. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, "Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA," Opt. Express 13, 6550-6557(2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-17-6550.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ishii, N.

Izawa, Y.

S. K. Zhang, M. Fujita, M. Yamanaka, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Izawa, and C. Yamanaka, "Study of the stability of optical parametric amplification," Opt. Commun. 184, 451-455 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Jovanovic, I.

Kannari, F.

Kapteyn, H. C.

S. Backus, C. G. DurfeeIII, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High power ultrafast lasers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207-1223(2002).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

P. Schlup, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, "Design of a sub-13-fs, multi-gigawatt chirped pulse optical parametric amplification system," Appl. Phys. B 79, 285-288 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, K.

Köhler, S.

C. Y. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, and S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth1, A. Baltuška1, A. M. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, "Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA," Opt. Express 13, 6550-6557(2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-17-6550.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krausz, F.

Langley, A. J.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Commun. 144,125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Law, R. J.

Le Blanc, C.

Leng, Y.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, "Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping," Opt. Eng. 42, 862-866 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Leng, Y. X.

Y. X. Leng, X. D. Yang, H. H. Lu, L. H. Lin, Z. Q. Zhang, R. X. Li, D. J. Yin, and Z. Z. Xu, "Temporal synchronization in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification laser system," Opt. Eng. 43, 2994-2997(2004).
[CrossRef]

Leng, Y.-X.

Li, R. X.

Y. X. Leng, X. D. Yang, H. H. Lu, L. H. Lin, Z. Q. Zhang, R. X. Li, D. J. Yin, and Z. Z. Xu, "Temporal synchronization in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification laser system," Opt. Eng. 43, 2994-2997(2004).
[CrossRef]

Li, R.-X.

Lin, L.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, "Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping," Opt. Eng. 42, 862-866 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lin, L. H.

Y. X. Leng, X. D. Yang, H. H. Lu, L. H. Lin, Z. Q. Zhang, R. X. Li, D. J. Yin, and Z. Z. Xu, "Temporal synchronization in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification laser system," Opt. Eng. 43, 2994-2997(2004).
[CrossRef]

Lin, L.-H.

Lu, H.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, "Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping," Opt. Eng. 42, 862-866 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lu, H. H.

Y. X. Leng, X. D. Yang, H. H. Lu, L. H. Lin, Z. Q. Zhang, R. X. Li, D. J. Yin, and Z. Z. Xu, "Temporal synchronization in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification laser system," Opt. Eng. 43, 2994-2997(2004).
[CrossRef]

Lu, H.-H.

Luk, T. S.

Matousek, P.

I. N. Ross, J. L. Collier, P. Matousek, C. N. Danson, D. Neely, R. M. Allott, D. A. Pepler, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and K. Osvay: Appl. Generation of terawatt pulses by use of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Opt. 39, 2422-2427 (2000).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Commun. 144,125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Metzger, T.

C. Y. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, and S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth1, A. Baltuška1, A. M. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, "Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA," Opt. Express 13, 6550-6557(2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-17-6550.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Miura, T.

Morse, E. C.

Mourou, G.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56,219-221(1985).
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M. M.

S. Backus, C. G. DurfeeIII, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High power ultrafast lasers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207-1223(2002).
[CrossRef]

Nakatsuka, M.

S. K. Zhang, M. Fujita, M. Yamanaka, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Izawa, and C. Yamanaka, "Study of the stability of optical parametric amplification," Opt. Commun. 184, 451-455 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Neely, D.

Osvay, K.

Pennington, D. M.

Pepler, D. A.

Piskarskas, A.

Ross, I. N.

I. N. Ross, J. L. Collier, P. Matousek, C. N. Danson, D. Neely, R. M. Allott, D. A. Pepler, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and K. Osvay: Appl. Generation of terawatt pulses by use of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Opt. 39, 2422-2427 (2000).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Commun. 144,125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rudd, J. V.

Schlup, P.

P. Schlup, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, "Design of a sub-13-fs, multi-gigawatt chirped pulse optical parametric amplification system," Appl. Phys. B 79, 285-288 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Smilgevicius, V.

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56,219-221(1985).
[CrossRef]

Takasago, K.

Tang, B.

Teisset, C. Y.

C. Y. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, and S. Köhler, R. Holzwarth1, A. Baltuška1, A. M. Zheltikov, and F. Krausz, "Soliton-based pump-seed synchronization for few-cycle OPCPA," Opt. Express 13, 6550-6557(2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-17-6550.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Torizuka, K.

Towrie, M.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Commun. 144,125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Turi, L.

Veitas, G.

Wu, E

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, K. Wu, and E Wu, "Generation of accurately synchronized pump source for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B 79, 837-839 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wu, J.

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, K. Wu, and E Wu, "Generation of accurately synchronized pump source for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B 79, 837-839 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wu, K.

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, K. Wu, and E Wu, "Generation of accurately synchronized pump source for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B 79, 837-839 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Xu, H.

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, K. Wu, and E Wu, "Generation of accurately synchronized pump source for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B 79, 837-839 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, "Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping," Opt. Eng. 42, 862-866 (2003).
[CrossRef]

X. Yang, Z. Xu, Y.-X. Leng, H.-H. Lu, L.-H. Lin, Z.-Q. Zhang, R.-X. Li, W.-Q. Zhang, D.-J. Yin, and B. Tang, "Multiterawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Lett. 27, 1135-1137(2002).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z. Z.

Y. X. Leng, X. D. Yang, H. H. Lu, L. H. Lin, Z. Q. Zhang, R. X. Li, D. J. Yin, and Z. Z. Xu, "Temporal synchronization in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification laser system," Opt. Eng. 43, 2994-2997(2004).
[CrossRef]

Yakovlev, V. S.

Yamanaka, C.

S. K. Zhang, M. Fujita, M. Yamanaka, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Izawa, and C. Yamanaka, "Study of the stability of optical parametric amplification," Opt. Commun. 184, 451-455 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yamanaka, M.

S. K. Zhang, M. Fujita, M. Yamanaka, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Izawa, and C. Yamanaka, "Study of the stability of optical parametric amplification," Opt. Commun. 184, 451-455 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yang, X.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, "Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping," Opt. Eng. 42, 862-866 (2003).
[CrossRef]

X. Yang, Z. Xu, Y.-X. Leng, H.-H. Lu, L.-H. Lin, Z.-Q. Zhang, R.-X. Li, W.-Q. Zhang, D.-J. Yin, and B. Tang, "Multiterawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Lett. 27, 1135-1137(2002).
[CrossRef]

Yang, X. D.

Y. X. Leng, X. D. Yang, H. H. Lu, L. H. Lin, Z. Q. Zhang, R. X. Li, D. J. Yin, and Z. Z. Xu, "Temporal synchronization in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification laser system," Opt. Eng. 43, 2994-2997(2004).
[CrossRef]

Yin, D. J.

Y. X. Leng, X. D. Yang, H. H. Lu, L. H. Lin, Z. Q. Zhang, R. X. Li, D. J. Yin, and Z. Z. Xu, "Temporal synchronization in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification laser system," Opt. Eng. 43, 2994-2997(2004).
[CrossRef]

Yin, D.-J.

Zeng, H.

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, K. Wu, and E Wu, "Generation of accurately synchronized pump source for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B 79, 837-839 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, S. K.

S. K. Zhang, M. Fujita, M. Yamanaka, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Izawa, and C. Yamanaka, "Study of the stability of optical parametric amplification," Opt. Commun. 184, 451-455 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, W.-Q.

Zhang, Z.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, "Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping," Opt. Eng. 42, 862-866 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Miura, K. Kobayashi, K. Takasago, Z. Zhang, K. Torizuka, and F. Kannari, "Timing jitter in a kilohertz regenerative amplifier of a femtosecond-pulse TiAl 2 O3 laser,"Opt. Lett. 25, 1795-1797 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z. Q.

Y. X. Leng, X. D. Yang, H. H. Lu, L. H. Lin, Z. Q. Zhang, R. X. Li, D. J. Yin, and Z. Z. Xu, "Temporal synchronization in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification laser system," Opt. Eng. 43, 2994-2997(2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z.-Q.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

P. Schlup, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, "Design of a sub-13-fs, multi-gigawatt chirped pulse optical parametric amplification system," Appl. Phys. B 79, 285-288 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, K. Wu, and E Wu, "Generation of accurately synchronized pump source for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B 79, 837-839 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Commun. 144,125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56,219-221(1985).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Zhang, M. Fujita, M. Yamanaka, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Izawa, and C. Yamanaka, "Study of the stability of optical parametric amplification," Opt. Commun. 184, 451-455 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng.

Y. X. Leng, X. D. Yang, H. H. Lu, L. H. Lin, Z. Q. Zhang, R. X. Li, D. J. Yin, and Z. Z. Xu, "Temporal synchronization in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification laser system," Opt. Eng. 43, 2994-2997(2004).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Schematic of the experimental setup. λ/2: half wave plate at 800 nm; M1: mirror with 45° HR at 800 nm; M2: concave mirror with 0 ° HR at 800 nm; M3: mirror with 45° HR at 632.8 nm; M4: mirror with 45o HR at 400 nm ; M5: mirror with 0 o HR at 400 nm; M6: concave mirror with 0 ° HR at 1064 nm; M7: mirror with 45° HR at 1064 nm; DM: mirror with 45° HR at 400 nm and AR at 800 nm; L1, L2: lens; C1,C2: β-BBO crystal. (b)Alignment for measuring spatial chirp of idler pulses.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured spectra of (a) the pump pulses from the SH of the Ti:sapphire fs laser, (b) the 632.8 nm beam after first-stage OPA, (c) the generated idler pulses and (d) their SH pulses, (e) the 632.8 nm beam and (f) the idler pulses after the second-stage NOPA

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The measured spectra of the idler pulses for different transverse positions

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The autocorrelation trace of (a) the generated 1064 nm pulse after the second-stage of NOPA and (b) the pump pulses from the frequency-doubled Ti:sapphire fs laser

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Dependence of the single-pulse energy of the 1064 nm pulses after the second-stage of NOPA on the power of the CW 632.8 nm seeding laser

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P i ω i ω s P s 0 exp ( 2 Γ L ) 4 ,
Γ = 2 ω i ω s d eff 2 I p n i n s n p ε 0 c 0 3 ,

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